The California Air Resources Board recently fined one California fleet more than $22,000 for failing to perform emission checks on its trucks.
CARB fined Dispatch Transportation Inc. $22,875 after the agency’s investigators found the company hadn’t inspected its trucks in 2007 or 2008.
“To be competitive in today’s economy, being a green business is essential,” said CARB Chairman Mary Nichols. “Proprietors who think business-as-usual means bypassing California clean air laws are making a reputation as dirty dealers.”
In addition to paying the fine, Dispatch Transportation also must:
- Ensure staff responsible for emissions compliance attend diesel education courses within one year;
- Instruct drivers to comply with the state’s idling regulations;
- Complete heavy-duty diesel engine software and control technology upgrades; and
- Supply all smoke inspection records to CARB for the next four years.
– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer